Schedule for: 16w5124 - Geometrical Degrees of Freedom in Topological Phases

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Sunday, August 21 and departing Friday August 26, 2016
Sunday, August 21
16:00 - 17:30 Check-in begins at 16:00 on Sunday and is open 24 hours (Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
20:00 - 22:00 Informal gathering (Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
Monday, August 22
07:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
Breakfast is served daily between 7 and 9am in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
08:45 - 09:00 Introduction and Welcome by BIRS Station Manager (TCPL 201)
09:00 - 10:00 Emergent Geometry in Topological Phases (Chair: Eduardo Fradkin) (TCPL 201)
09:00 - 09:20 F Duncan M Haldane: Geometry of flux attachment to composite bosons and fermions in a partially-filled Landau level (TCPL 201)
09:20 - 09:40 Matthew Roberts: Neutral excitations of fractional quantum Hall states and the composite fermion liquid (TCPL 201)
09:40 - 10:00 Zhengcheng Gu: The emergence of geometry on the interface of topological phases (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:30 Band Topology and Geometry (Chair: Siddharth Parameswaran) (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 10:50 Marcel Franz: Quantum oscillations without a magnetic field (TCPL 201)
10:50 - 11:10 Titus Neupert: Exotic fermions in topological metals (TCPL 201)
11:10 - 11:30 Rahul Roy: Role of quantum band geometry in the fractional quantum Hall effect in periodic systems (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:00 - 14:00 Guided Tour of The Banff Centre
Meet in the Corbett Hall Lounge for a guided tour of The Banff Centre campus.
(Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
14:00 - 14:20 Group Photo
Meet in foyer of TCPL to participate in the BIRS group photo. The photograph will be taken outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather. Please don't be late, or you might not be in the official group photo!
(TCPL Foyer)
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
16:30 - 17:30 Entanglement and Transport (Chair: Joseph Maciejko) (TCPL 201)
16:30 - 16:50 Tami Pereg Barnea: Topological transport out of equilibrium (TCPL 201)
16:50 - 17:10 William Witczak-Krempa: Universal shape dependence of entanglement in gapless systems​ (TCPL 201)
17:10 - 17:30 Jay Sau: Transport signatures of topological superconducting junctions: subtleties of the fractional Josephson effect (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
Tuesday, August 23
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Symmetries and Anyon Models (Chair: Xie Chen) (TCPL 201)
09:00 - 09:20 Bela Bauer: Ising anyons in frustration-free Majorana-dimer models (TCPL 201)
09:20 - 09:40 Fiona Burnell: Topological phases enhanced by global anyon-permuting symmetries: constructing solvable lattice models (TCPL 201)
09:40 - 10:00 Sagar Vijay: Fracton topological orders from a generalized lattice gauge theory (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:30 Symmetries, Topological Phases and Transitions (Chair: Kirill Shtengel) (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 10:50 Yizhi You: Stripe melting, a transition between weak and strong symmetry protected topological phases (TCPL 201)
10:50 - 11:10 Michael Hermele: Topological phases protected by point group symmetry (TCPL 201)
11:10 - 11:30 Ying Ran: Anyon condensation and generic tensor-network constructions of (either on-site or spatial) SPTs (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
16:30 - 17:30 Adiabaticity and Topological Response (Chair: Jay Sau) (TCPL 201)
16:30 - 16:50 Kai Sun: Adiabatic continuity, wavefunction overlap and topological phase transitions (TCPL 201)
16:50 - 17:10 Sergej Moroz: Topological order, symmetry, and Hall response of two-dimensional spin-singlet superconductors (TCPL 201)
17:10 - 17:30 Masaki Oshikawa: Polarization and gauge invariance (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Wednesday, August 24
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Geometry and FQHE I (Chair: Mike Zaletel) (TCPL 201)
09:00 - 09:20 Andrey Gromov: Geometric defects in quantum Hall states (TCPL 201)
09:20 - 09:40 Barry Bradlyn: Geometric response of anisotropic quantum Hall states (TCPL 201)
09:40 - 10:00 Gil Young Cho: Geometric responses of fractional quantum Hall effects (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:30 Geometry and FQHE II (Chair: Inti Sodemann) (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 10:50 Tankut Can: Probing quantum Hall states with flux tubes, cones, and cusps (TCPL 201)
10:50 - 11:10 Zlatko Papic: Geometry and anisotropy in the fractional quantum Hall effect (TCPL 201)
11:10 - 11:30 Nicolas Regnault: Evidence of a fractional quantum Hall nematic phase in a microscopic model (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 17:30 Free Afternoon (Banff National Park)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Thursday, August 25
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Dualities (Chair: Siddarth Parameswaran) (TCPL 201)
09:00 - 09:20 Max Metlitski: Particle-vortex duality of Dirac fermion in 2+1D from electric-magnetic duality of topological insulators in 3+1D (TCPL 201)
09:20 - 09:40 Chong Wang: A duality web in 2+1 dimensions (TCPL 201)
09:40 - 10:00 Itamar Kimchi: Fermion duality and CT-symmetry in a quantum Hall bilayer (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:30 Twists in Topological Phases (Chair: Fiona Burnell) (TCPL 201)
10:45 - 11:05 Maissam Barkeshli: Realizing modular transformations in physical systems (TCPL 201)
11:05 - 11:25 Abolhassan Vaezi: A DMRG study of topological domain walls in fractional quantum Hall states (TCPL 201)
11:25 - 11:45 Peng Ye: Charles symmetry and extrinsic twist defect in three spatial dimensions (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
16:30 - 17:30 Novel Correlated Phases (Chair: Victor Gurarie) (TCPL 201)
16:30 - 16:50 Tim Hsieh: All Majorana models with translation symmetry are supersymmetric (TCPL 201)
16:50 - 17:10 Kirill Shtengel: Fractional Weyl semimetals (TCPL 201)
17:10 - 17:30 Liang Fu: Electron teleportation in Majorana islands (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Friday, August 26
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:30 - 12:00 Checkout by Noon
5-day workshop participants are welcome to use BIRS facilities (BIRS Coffee Lounge, TCPL and Reading Room) until 3 pm on Friday, although participants are still required to checkout of the guest rooms by 12 noon.
(Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch from 11:30 to 13:30 (Vistas Dining Room)